HARRIS STUDENTS CONTRIBUTE TO THE SOMME: EN MASSE NATIONAL ART PROJECT
Students in all years at Harris have been decorating wooden soldiers to contribute to a national project. Somme: En Masse art project is a mass art installation aiming to create a tribute to remember the Battle of the Somme during World War 1.
The National Memorial Arboretum in partnership with the Royal British Legion have asked children to decorate 19,240 wooden soldiers to commemorate the men who lost their lives during just one day of the battle.
The soldiers will be displayed at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire with the last soldiers being placed on the 18th November to commemorate 100 years since the Battle of the Somme ended in 1916.
It has been an honour for our students to take part in this national project which will be displayed to the 300,000 visitors attending the remembrance gardens each year.